Racy riesling

Frankland Estate Smith Cullam Riesling 2017, Frankland River, AUD $60

This half-dry riesling is loosely modeled on a German halbtrocken or perhaps a kabinett. Beautiful lifted floral fragrance, the palate fresh, crisp, tight and restrained with great tension. The sweetness enables it to partner medium-hot Thai, Vietnamese and Szechuan dishes. (Screwcap)

Score: 96 ★★★★★ – view Huon’s original tasting

Alcohol: 11.5%

Food: Spicy Thai fish curry

Ageing: drink now to 14 years plus

Stockists: Frankland Estate Wines; Five Way Cellars, Paddington – NSW; Toorak Cellars – Vic (AU only)

Ranked: #2 of 30 2017 Riesling from Great Southern

Awarded: Top Rank

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *